What Is The Role Of Screening Tests In Detecting Possible Heart Disease?

Question: What is the role of screening tests in detecting possible heart disease?

Answer: We know that much of coronary artery disease is now preventable. And screening tests can be done by your physician; they can be as simple as asking a series of questions that relate to risk factors for coronary disease, or they can be as complex as the multi-slice coronary scans.

We know that much of heart disease is preventable, and so screening tests are used frequently by both your family physician and your cardiologist to know whether or not there is the possibility of heart disease.

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